All manufacturers and importers of children’s products must certify in a Children’s Product Certificate that their children’s products comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules.
Third-party testing means testing performed by a third-party accredited laboratory that CPSC has accepted to perform the specific tests for each children’s product safety rule. The below search provides you a list of labs have been accepted by CPSC to test for compliance with the children’s product rules. Here's a video tutorial and helpful questions to ask the laboratory.
Search for a CPSC-Accepted Testing Lab
Lab Accreditation Resources
Rules Requiring Third-Party Testing and a Children's Product Certificate
Rules Requiring Testing and a General Certificate of Conformity
CPSC-Accepted Firewalled Laboratories
CPSC-Accepted Governmental Laboratories
Frequently Asked Questions About CPSC-Accepted Laboratories
Frequently Asked Questions About Third-Party Testing
Federal Register Notices Related to Third-Party Testing
Lab Bulletins and Test Manuals
Final Rule: Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Phthalates Guidance on Inaccessible Component Parts, 16 CFR Part 1199
Final Rule: 1112/1118 Requirements for Third Party Conformity Assessment Bodies
Apply to Become a CPSC-Accepted Accredited Testing Lab
Apply with CPSC as an accredited laboratory to test children's products for conformity with CPSC's children's product safety rules.